Our approach involves working closely with our client and their accounting and financial advisers to obtain a thorough understanding of their situation and objectives, and then to formulate and implement a strategy to resolve creditor claims, preserve critical business assets, and protect family wealth from the fall-out of the insolvency event.

This requires close analysis to identify and exploit the legal and commercial remedies available to our client. For example, we may recommend a corporate restructure involving sale or licensing arrangements to protect business goodwill and reputation, in anticipation of appointing a trustee, administrator or liquidator who will scrutinise those arrangements.

We are frequently engaged to advise or litigate claims on behalf of liquidators or trustees-in-bankruptcy and we draw upon that experience when advising company directors, insolvent individuals or related parties.


We provide expert advice for clients facing or experiencing individual or corporate insolvency.

Creditor claims

We resolve creditor claims through a deed of company arrangement or a personal insolvency agreement instead of liquidation or bankruptcy.


Our team provide restructuring advice to both individual and corporate clients to protect critical business assets and family wealth from insolvency risk.

Distressed businesses

We can assist with formal and informal work-outs of distressed businesses.

Defending liquidation or bankruptcy claims

Our clients seek our expert team’s assistance in defending claims brought by liquidators or trustees-in-bankruptcy.

Appointing receivers and managers

We act on behalf of secured creditors to appoint and instruct receivers and managers.

Advising individuals

We provide advice to bankrupt individuals in their dealings with their trustee.


From my initial phone call to the settlement of my legal matter, Demian and Seamus from Rigby Cooke were always available to help me with my matter even if it was outside of business hours. Their expertise with all legal requirements pertaining to my case was first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Russell S, managing director

Rigby Cooke was professional, courteous and friendly. From the first meeting we felt confident in Rigby Cooke’s ability and were consistently impressed by their knowledge, advice and understanding. They went above and beyond to help us, and because of the wonderful service we received, we have since called upon them again when needed.

Rehgan, private client

I would recommend Rigby Cooke to anyone requiring commercial law expertise. The advice and communication were always timely and succinct, whilst the service was always delivered professionally, yet in a friendly manner.

Giulian Di Maggio, director of Zoneform

The staff are so caring. I was very anxious but was treated with such care and warmth. I felt at ease, like I had known these people forever.

Natala, director